Convert & Edit PDF Documents with Word Online

Throughout all the years of publishing these weekly tips, one of the most common questions I’ve seen is “How can I edit a PDF?”  Normally, you’d need the original source document that was created in Word, or any of a zillion other possibilities. Which is usually difficult, if not impossible. While that is the only […]

#402 All Things PDF

At some point, everyone has to deal with PDF documents. They’re a very common format for all kinds of online documents. Especially for printable forms.  PDFs are great for getting documents online while keeping all the layout and formatting intact. Most people probably have Adobe Reader for viewing PDFs.  But what do you do if you want to create PDFs […]

#392 Super Easy PDF Slideshows

This week I’d like to  introduce you to a handy presentation tool that you already have but probably didn’t know about — Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you’re scratching your head over that, let me show you a few reasons why you should add this to your presentation bag of tricks. PDFs travel very well. One common challenge […]

#253 Shrink PDF Files

We’ve discussed PDF documents around here before, including some alternatives to the slow, bloated Acrobat Reader and some free, easy tools for “printing” your own PDFs. This week I’d like to share a super simple way that you can reduce the file sizes of almost any PDF by up to 80%. This trick is especially […]

#177: PDF-apalooza

One the most frequent questions I get are ones about is PDF documents. I’ve covered this topic before but it’s been quite awhile ago and I thought it might be about time to revisit it again. PDF Viewers: Adobe Reader is the “official” software for viewing PDF files but it has become bloated and vulnerable […]


There are a number of ways to capture a web page as a PDF but none as simple as this. Instead of using online file converters, psuedo-printers or any of those other methods use this SUPER simple, no-software-required solution. PDFmyURL spits out PDF files when you plug in a web address. That’s all there is […]

#11 Do you PDF?

Working with PDF documents PDF, which stands for Portable Document Format, is a de facto standard for online documents. If you’ve spent much time online, you’ve probably encountered PDF documents numerous times. If you’ve never given it any more thought than that then this week’s tip is just for you. We’ll take a brief look […]

PowerPoint Shortcuts For Everyone

Anyone who has been around here for very long probably knows how much I *LOVE* keyboard shortcuts. I recently found a great collection of over 120 keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint that I wanted to share. But I know 120 is more than anyone can easily digest, so before I send you over there I wanted […]